Sharepoint 2010 Cheat Sheet: Visual Tour

How to find your way around SharePoint 2010 and make the most of its features.

SharePoint pages

An example of what a SharePoint page looks like; it's edited within your browser using the editor functions within SharePoint.

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SharePoint document library

You can create document libraries to share Word documents and other types of files.

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Photos within SharePoint

SharePoint can handle non-textual types of content, including the photos seen here.

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SharePoint sites

Sites are collections of content, so you can organize related materials that deserve their own focus.

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SharePoint lists

Lists, collections of like items, can take the form of a traditional list or an editable datasheet.

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SharePoint templates

Default templates help you create different content types, including meeting workspaces.

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SharePoint 2010 look-and-feel

Key portions of the SharePoint interface, including the Site Actions menu, the Ribbon and more.

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Creating a SharePoint library

Entering a user-friendly name and description for your library.

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SharePoint document upload

Importing one or more documents to your library; you can add multiple documents at one time or choose them one at a time.

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Context-sensitive help

Getting a context-sensitive help menu while uploading documents; it includes commonly used options including View Properties, Edit Properties and more.

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Viewing properties

This lets you view document properties, including version history, and change some things including the document's name.

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Customizing the library

Using the Library Tools ribbon group to manage the documents in your libraries; you can create a new document, edit a document or view and edit a document's properties.

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Creating a calendar

To create a new calendar, head to the Site Actions menu.

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Adding more event info

After an event is created, you can add the event's name, location, duration and times, among other information.

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Importing calendars into Outlook

To combine calendars from both systems, use the SharePoint Calendar Tools ribbon group, then click the Calendar tab and then click Connect to Outlook.

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Outlook and SharePoint calendars together

Outlook will display the SharePoint calendars in the left pane under "Other Calendars."

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Syncing SharePoint tasks into Outlook

In the List Tools ribbon group, click the List tab, then click Connect to Outlook.

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